On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st Jewish film & TV festival
  • 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
  • 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
  • English McLaren driver James Hunt finishes 4th in the season ending Japanese Grand Prix at Fuji Speedway to win his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by 1 point from Niki Lauda
  • Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score hundreds in same Test Cricket innings v NZ

Famous Birthdays

  • Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
  • Yanda Nossiter, Australian canoeist (Olympics 1996), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan

Pediatrician Benjamin Spock
Benjamin Spock

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Sturzenegger, composer, dies at 70